The Craft Patch: Spring Decorating

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Spring Decorating

Even though we still have snow on the ground in these parts, I'm ready for spring to be here! So when I found this stuff at Salvation Army, I snatched it up:
One white plate, a parfait dish (so stinkin' cute), and some brand new greenery, including a little bird's nest, for a whopping total of $2.00. Oh, yeah!

I ripped the bird's nest off the fake branches it was attached to and set it in the parfait dish. So easy!

The plate got some letter stickers from my scrapbooking stash added to the middle. Again, so easy!

And here it is all together!

Next I decided to try my hand at blowing out real eggs. I've seen cute fake eggs, but just couldn't justify buying know I'm a cheapskate. It wasn't too hard to blow the eggs, but I did get raw egg on my lips. EW!! And of course I saved the eggs to make french toast for breakfast. :) Then I dyed the eggs in vinegar and Crayola kids watercolor paint (hey, use what you have, right?) and "speckled" them with permanent markers. Added the eggs with some rafia in my glass jar and changed out the picture in my frame for a metal easter egg that's part of a wreath I got free several years ago. Whala! Spring!

What do you think? Is it better with the little candle and flowers? I feel like it still needs something, but I don't know if this is the right something. It was the best I could come up with shopping around my house. What I really want is a little ceramic bird or bunny. There's still time. We'll see what I can come up with.


  1. Very cute! It gives me spring fever.

  2. Just watched this morning a great TV show here in Utah called Studio 5. They showed spring ideas very similar to yours. You should check out their website ( It always has great ideas about everything!

  3. You are so creative! I wish I could come up with some cute ideas to decorate my house with. I have had the hardest time with decorating!

  4. You never cease to amaze me! What fun simple ideas! Love the eggs! (Amberlee knew it was your house right off the bat- "Sadie has a nest like that!"

  5. Jennifer!!! WOW!!!!!! How funny that you found my blog. And I'm so glad you did. I have thought about you here and there but figured I would never get in contact with you again. I mean, how in the world would I see you or hear from you?? Wouldn't you know, good 'ol blogs. I love it! And looky here, you have your own little craft blog that you keep up with. How ironic! So, I noticed you have a family blog too. I do too and it's private also. Send me your email so we can catch up. Can we check yours out too? i would love to see what you guys are up to!

    Ashley Silk Johnston


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